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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For Sep 18th, 2020

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Hey, it's HighScalability time! I can't wait for the duel. Just don't shoot into the air. Do you like this sort of Stuff? Without your support on Patreon this kind of Stuff won't happen. Know someone who could benefit from becoming one with the cloud? Of course you do.

One Team at Uber is Moving from Microservices to Macroservices

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There may be an undiscovered tribe deep in some jungle somewhere that hasn’t made up their mind on microservices, but I doubt it. People love microservices or love to hate microservices. There’s not much in between.

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How did they send money in the olden days of telegraphs?

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It's not all that different really, especially that part where you can lose all your bitcoin. Here's an excerpt from East of Eden by John Steinbeck: Say, Carlton, how do you go about telegraphing money?”

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Moving HPC to the Cloud: A Guide for 2020

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This is a guest post by Limor Maayan-Wainstein , a senior technical writer with 10 years of experience writing about cybersecurity, big data, cloud computing, web development, and more. High performance computing (HPC) enables you to solve complex problems which cannot be solved by regular computing.

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Moore's Law is not Ending Soon and the Reason May Surprise You

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Jim Keller recently gave a fascinating and far ranging interview on the AI Podcast. You can find it at Moore's Law, Microprocessors, Abstractions, and First Principles. One of the many topics of discussion was the often predicted death of Moore's Law.

A Short on How Zoom Works

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Zoom scaled from 20 million to 300 million users virtually over night. What's incredible is from the outside they've shown little in the way of apparent growing pains, though on the inside it's a good bet a lot of craziness is going on. Sure, Zoom has made some design decisions that made sense as a small spunky startup that don't make a lot of sense as a defacto standard, but that's to be expected. It's not a sign of bad architecture as many have suggested.

Reducing Your Database Hosting Costs: DigitalOcean vs. AWS vs. Azure

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If you’re hosting your databases in the cloud, choosing the right cloud service provider is a significant decision to make for your long-term hosting costs. This is especially apparent in today's world where organizations are doing whatever they can to optimize and reduce their costs. Over the last few weeks, we have been inundated with requests from SMB customers looking to improve the ROI on their database hosting.

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Who's Hiring? InterviewCamp.io has hours of system design content. They also do live system design discussions every week. They break down interview prep into fundamental building blocks. Try out their platform. T riplebyte lets exceptional software engineers skip screening steps at hundreds of top tech companies like Apple, Dropbox, Mixpanel, and Instacart. Make your job search O (1), not O ( n ). Apply here. Need excellent people? Advertise your job here! Cool Products and Services.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For June 26th, 2020

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Hey, it's HighScalability time! Line noise? Still uncertain? It's how you program a quantum computer. Do you like this sort of Stuff? Without your support on Patreon this kind of Stuff can't happen. You are that important to the fate of the smart and thoughtful world. Know someone who could benefit from understanding the cloud? Of course you do. I wrote Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 just for them. On Amazon it has 115 mostly 5 star reviews.

Socratic vs. Euclidean Forms of API Documentation

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I was emailing a service about their documentation and while their doc was good, about one particularly tricky concept they told me that once you use it for a while, that’s when you’ll understand it. In other words: you’ll only understand it after you understand it. I didn’t like that response. I want documentation that takes me from an unproductive newbie to a somewhat functioning journeyperson. Not an expert, but I want to get stuff done as soon as possible.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 14th, 2020

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Visualize the huge scale of Deep Time by identifying key reference points along the way. Do you like this sort of Stuff? Without your support on Patreon Stuff won't happen.

How TripleLift Built an Adtech Data Pipeline Processing Billions of Events Per Day

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This is a guest post by Eunice Do , Data Engineer at TripleLift , a technology company leading the next generation of programmatic advertising. What is the name of your system and where can we find out more about it? The system is the data pipeline at TripleLift. TripleLift is an adtech company, and like most companies in this industry, we deal with high volumes of data on a daily basis.

Free Google Book: Building Secure and Reliable Systems

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Google added another book into their excellent SRE series: Building Secure and Reliable Systems. It's free to download, so don't be shy. It's not short: 557 pages and 21 chapters! So what's it about? In short it's about "reliability through the lens of security.". In long, Ana Oprea, one of the authors, gave a good overview. anaoprea : There are multiple questions about what this book is about, who it's for and what might be relevant for me.

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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For July 31st, 2020

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Hey, it's HighScalability time! Serverless is really complex. Or is it? paulbiggar sparked a thoughtful Twitter thread. Do you like this sort of Stuff? Without your support on Patreon this kind of Stuff won't happen. Usually I pitch my book Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 here, but if you're an author with books on Amazon I'd like to ask you to give Best Sellers Rank a try.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 27th, 2020

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Hey, it's HighScalability time! Awesome explanation of how to build a PID controller to fly a rocket! BPS.space via Orbital Index ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? Without your support on Patreon this kind of Stuff can't happen. You are that important to the fate of the intelligent world. Know someone who wants to understand the cloud? I wrote Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 just for them. On Amazon it has 103 mostly 5 star reviews.

Auth0 Architecture: Running In Multiple Cloud Providers And Regions

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This is article was written by Dirceu Pereira Tiegs, Site Reliability Engineer at Auth0, and originally was originally published in Auth0. Auth0 provides authentication, authorization, and single sign-on services for apps of any type (mobile, web, native) on any stack.

How do you explain the unreasonable effectiveness of cloud security?

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With the enormous attack surface of cloud providers like AWS, Azure, and GCP, why aren't there more security problems? Data breaches and cyber attacks occur daily. How do you explain the unreasonable effectiveness of cloud security?

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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 13th, 2020

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p>Hey, it's HighScalability time! The top 10,000 most spoken words in English represented by a point in hundreds of dimensions where the distance and direction between points encodes the relationship between words. roadmaps ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? Without your support on Patreon this kind of Stuff can't happen. You are that important to the fate of the intelligent world. Know someone who wants to understand the cloud? I wrote Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 just for them.

The DynamoDB Book: An Interview With Alex DeBrie On His New Book

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You know nothing about DynamoDB. At least that’s what I realized the first time I heard Rick Houlihan give his now infamous talk at AWS re:Invent 2018 on Amazon DynamoDB Deep Dive: Advanced Design Patterns for DynamoDB. In that talk Rick revealed for the first time the inner arcana of single-table design. Minds were blown. Weaknesses were revealed. Futures were changed.

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Who's Hiring? InterviewCamp.io has hours of system design content. They also do live system design discussions every week. They break down interview prep into fundamental building blocks. Try out their platform. T riplebyte lets exceptional software engineers skip screening steps at hundreds of top tech companies like Apple, Dropbox, Mixpanel, and Instacart. Make your job search O (1), not O ( n ). Apply here. Need excellent people? Advertise your job here! Cool Products and Services.

Sponsored Post: Ipdata, StackHawk, InterviewCamp.io, Educative, Triplebyte, Stream, Fauna

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Who's Hiring? InterviewCamp.io has hours of system design content. They also do live system design discussions every week. They break down interview prep into fundamental building blocks. Try out their platform. T riplebyte lets exceptional software engineers skip screening steps at hundreds of top tech companies like Apple, Dropbox, Mixpanel, and Instacart. Make your job search O (1), not O ( n ). Apply here. Need excellent people? Advertise your job here! Cool Products and Services.

Important Health Checks for your MySQL Master-Slave Servers

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In a MySQL master-slave high availability (HA) setup, it is important to continuously monitor the health of the master and slave servers so you can detect potential issues and take corrective actions. In this blog post, we explain some basic health checks you can do on your MySQL master and slave nodes to ensure your setup is healthy.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 7th, 2020

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: A network visualization of an information operation on Twitter which originated in Russia ( Watch six decade-long disinformation operations unfold in six minutes ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? Your support on Patreon is appreciated more than you can know.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For November 9th, 2018

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: @b0rk. Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please support me on Patreon. I'd really appreciate it. Know anyone looking for a simple book explaining the cloud? Then please recommend my well reviewed (30 reviews on Amazon and 72 on Goodreads!)

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For November 23rd, 2018

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Curious how SpaceX's satellite constellation works? Here's some fancy FCC reverse engineering magic. Delay is Not an Option: Low Latency Routing in Space , Murat ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please support me on Patreon. I'd really appreciate it.

HubSpot Migrating ZooKeeper into Kubernetes

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We recently migrated hundreds of ZooKeeper instances from individual server instances to Kubernetes without downtime. Our approach used powerful Kubernetes features like endpoints to ease the process, so we’re sharing the high level outline of the approach for anyone who wants to follow in our footsteps. See the end for important networking prerequisites. Click to read more

What do you believe now that you didn't five years ago? Centralized wins. Decentralized loses.

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Decentralized systems will continue to lose to centralized systems until there's a driver requiring decentralization to deliver a clearly superior consumer experience. Unfortunately, that may not happen for quite some time.

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Who's Hiring? InterviewCamp.io has hours of system design content. They also do live system design discussions every week. They break down interview prep into fundamental building blocks. Try out their platform. T riplebyte lets exceptional software engineers skip screening steps at hundreds of top tech companies like Apple, Dropbox, Mixpanel, and Instacart. Make your job search O (1), not O ( n ). Apply here. Need excellent people? Advertise your job here! Cool Products and Services.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 28th, 2020

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: The Smithsonian has million of pieces of delicious open access content. I ate up this 3D representation of the 1903 Wright Flyer. Do you like this sort of Stuff? Without your support on Patreon this kind of Stuff won't happen. That's how important you are to the fate of the world. Need to understand the cloud? Know someone who does? I wrote Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 just for you.and them. On Amazon it has 98 mostly 5 star reviews.

2019 Database Trends – SQL vs. NoSQL, Top Databases, Single vs. Multiple Database Use

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Wondering which databases are trending in 2019 ? We asked hundreds of developers, engineers, software architects, dev teams, and IT leaders at DeveloperWeek to discover the current NoSQL vs. SQL usage, most popular databases, important metrics to track, and their most time-consuming database management tasks. Get the latest insights on MySQL , MongoDB , PostgreSQL , Redis , and many others to see which database management systems are most favored this year. SQL vs. NoSQL

How is software developed at Amazon?

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How is software developed at Amazon? Get a couple of prime pizzas delivered and watch this excellent interview with Ken Exner, GM of AWS Developer Tools. It's notable Ken is from the tools group, because progress in an industry is almost always made possible by the development of better tools. The key themes from the talk: decomposition, automation, and organize around the customer. The key idea: Scaling is by mitosis. Teams split apart into smaller teams that completely own a service.

The Anna Key-Value Store Now Has 355x the Performance of DynamoDB for the Dollar

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New databases used to be announced seemingly every week. While database neogenesis has slowed down considerably, it has not gone necrotic.

Part 2: The DynamoDB Book: An Interview With Alex DeBrie On His New Book

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This is the second part of my interview with Alex DeBrie on his new insta-classic: The DynamoDB Book. To read the first part of the interview please mosey on over to The DynamoDB Book: An Interview With Alex DeBrie On His New Book. Go ahead. Take your time. It's worth it. Quick Fire Round. What's your quick reaction to: Book

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From bare-metal to Kubernetes

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This is a guest post by Hugues Alary , Lead Engineer at Betabrand , a retail clothing company and crowdfunding platform, based in San Francisco. This article was originally published here. Early infrastructure. Rackspace. Hardware infrastructure. The scalability and maintainability issue. Scaling development processes. The advent of Docker. Kubernetes. Learning Kubernetes. Officially migrating. The development/staging environments. A year after. kubernetes

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2019 Open Source Database Report: Top Databases, Public Cloud vs. On-Premise, Polyglot Persistence

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Ready to transition from a commercial database to open source, and want to know which databases are most popular in 2019? Wondering whether an on-premise vs. public cloud vs. hybrid cloud infrastructure is best for your database strategy? Or, considering adding a new database to your application and want to see which combinations are most popular?

A Hybrid Cloud Approach from FraudGuard.io that Handles 50M Requests a Day

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div align="center">. This is a guest post from Ryan Averill at FraudGuard.io. At FraudGuard.io we are a team of just a few developers; all working with our customers to try to make their applications as safe as possible. We have been working on FraudGuard for about 3 years and we’ve had paying customers for more than 2 years now. The main idea behind FraudGuard is for us to get attacked so you don’t have to.

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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 29th, 2019

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Uber's microservice Graph. Thousands of microservices. Crazy like a fox? Or just crazy? ( @msuriar ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd greatly appreciate your support on Patreon. I wrote Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 for people who need to understand the cloud. And who doesn't these days? On Amazon it has 42 mostly 5 star reviews (100 on Goodreads). They'll learn a lot and love you for the hookup.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For May 14th, 2020

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Hey, it's HighScalability time! Who knew a birthday service could lead to an existential crisis? Do you like this sort of Stuff? Without your support on Patreon this kind of Stuff can't happen. You are that important to the fate of the smart and thoughtful world. Know someone who wants to understand the cloud? I wrote Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 just for them. On Amazon it has 111 mostly 5 star reviews.

Intro to Redis Cluster Sharding – Advantages, Limitations, Deploying & Client Connections

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Redis Cluster is the native sharding implementation available within Redis that allows you to automatically distribute your data across multiple nodes without having to rely on external tools and utilities. At ScaleGrid, we recently added support for Redis Clusters on our platform through our fully managed Redis hosting plans.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For October 5th, 2018

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Hey, wake up! It's HighScalability time: Halloween is early. Do you know what's hiding inside your computer? Probably not. bloomberg ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please support me on Patreon. I'd really appreciate it. Know anyone looking for a simple book explaining the cloud?

How DevOps Should Use DBaaS (Database-as-a-Service) To Optimize Their Application Development

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This post was written by Wendy Dessler of The Blog Frog. Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) is quickly gaining in popularity across the tech world. These software platform solutions helps users easily manage their database operations without having to really understand any of the abstractions.

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How Ably Efficiently Implemented Consistent Hashing

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This is a guest post by Srushtika Neelakantam , Developer Advovate for Ably Realtime, a realtime data delivery platform. You can view the original article—H ow to implement consistent hashing efficiently —on Ably's blog.

2019 PostgreSQL Trends Report: Private vs. Public Cloud, Migrations, Database Combinations & Top Reasons Used

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PostgreSQL is an open source object-relational database system that has soared in popularity over the past 30 years from its active, loyal, and growing community. For the 2nd year in a row, PostgreSQL has kept the title of #1 fastest growing database in the world according to the DBMS of the Year report by the experts at DB-Engines. So what makes PostgreSQL so special, and how is it being used today?